Dryer was missing the grounding ball and making a loud squeal

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jason From Bellevue, IA

Dec 27, 2007

12 out of 17 people found this instruction helpful

First I located the two clips holding the top of the machine on and opened the top of the dryer. I then disconnected the two wires on the door switch and removed the two screws holding the front panel on. After removing the front panel, I vacuumed all the loose lint and as far into the lint trap as possible. I then removed the back vent panel and released the drum belt from the pulley. I pulled the drum out of the support bearing. Then I removed two screws holding the drum support bearing, bracket, and grounding ball clip. I replaced the grounding ball and drum support bearing with new parts, (as the drum support bearing was damaged without the grounding ball). Then I reversed the order and put the dryer back together. Overall I felt the job was easy and I'm happy to be able to use a quiet machine again!!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Support Bearing

Part Number: PS418807

$3.17
In Stock

Timer Knob

Part Number: PS419211

$9.34
In Stock

Grounding Ball

Part Number: PS459766

$6.93
In Stock

Grounding Ball Clip

Part Number: PS459767

$6.59
In Stock